COSCO Cuts Steel for Axis Offshore’s First Newbuild, China
Axis Offshore and Cosco celebrated, on 28th February 2013, steel cutting for the first semi-submersible accommodation unit to be delivered in February 2015. The Axis Offshore site team manager, Mr. Magnus Olsson, congratulated the yard project manager, Mr. Wang Jianqiang, on the planned progress made by Cosco.
The unit, of Global Maritime’s GM500A design, will host 500 guests and will be equipped with DP3 (dynamic positioning) system. It will carry DNV’s ER Notation, which allows the unit to operate with the best optimum for safety and with high environmental efficiency. Safety standard will be “best in class” and the unit shall be equipped with new type of free fall lifeboats according to latest regulations of Norwegian PSA.
The new accommodation unit will operate in the harsh environment in the North Sea, especially in the Norwegian and UK sector with emphasis on high safety standards and comfortable solutions for offshore accommodation.
Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, March 1, 2013